Walnut Bed Frame

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Project by asmitty posted 02-03-2010 03:52 AM 4717 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my sister came to me asking if I would make them a wooden bed frame. My brother in law was having back problems and they wanted something that was solid and that would match the nightstands I had made for them as their wedding gift several years ago. She showed me some pictures of ones that she liked in some magazines, and then she listed some basic dimensions of their mattress and how much clearance she wanted below the bed frame. The pictures show the end result. I used some old Walnut. Interesting bit of info on the wood…as I was working with it I kept finding buckshot and lead bullets in it. It was from a tree out of my grandfather’s woods, so it was kind of a cool story to tell my sister and it gave the bed a lot of character.

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 03:54 AM

Nice bed looks great

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 05:40 AM

Nice looking bed, I really like the walnut, I buiilt a head board once out of walnut that some buck shots in it. People must like to shoot walnut trees.

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 07:29 AM

thats a really nice bed

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 03:08 PM


Love the Grain, looks awesome.

Just about to finalise the design of my first bed for my daughter, I would be interested to know how you plan to fastnen the slats to the sides of the bed.

Screws (in slots)? or loose fit?

Any advice gratefully recieved.


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#5 posted 02-03-2010 10:01 PM

great looking bed.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 01:21 AM

i like that you did not stain it so you can see the sap wood nice bed

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 01:29 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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